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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Rob Farmer
When I rebuilt a Triumph Daytona somebody had...

When I rebuilt a Triumph Daytona somebody had dropped a couple of jap gears in the box with the originals. One of the damn things fitted. You wouldn't believe the stress it caused me.
Forum: Airheads Today, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 888
Posted By Rob Farmer
Just lay your head on the track and listen for...

Just lay your head on the track and listen for the vibration...
Forum: Airheads Today, 02:46 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 83,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
Different attitudes when your Commando was new ...

Different attitudes when your Commando was new

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1SfbSCCQAA7N82.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool Today, 02:41 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 92,786
Posted By Rob Farmer
Quote: Originally Posted by Rob Farmer View...

Quote:
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One of the guys I used to work with years ago was in the Guinness book of records for many years for setting a record on his commando. Him and two...
Forum: Old's Cool Today, 02:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,265
Posted By Rob Farmer
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/T...

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/Triumph%20Daytona/Daytona2-1.jpg
Forum: Airheads Today, 01:59 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 83,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
I agree completely but unfortunately to get to...

I agree completely but unfortunately to get to the good bits we often have to endure the boring bits.

I always take the alternative routes where possible.
Forum: Airheads Today, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Rob Farmer
I had a Harro elephantboy tank bag. As mentioned...

I had a Harro elephantboy tank bag. As mentioned above it was very unstable and the waterproof cover would fill with air and ride up the bag before flapping in your face like a demented yellow...
Forum: Airheads Today, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Rob Farmer
They wont fit your GS subframe and you cannot...

They wont fit your GS subframe and you cannot simply bolt the g/s subframe to your bike (the right hand subframe strut will foul your shock). The option is to fit a basic subframe. This will allow...
Forum: Airheads Today, 01:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 657
Posted By Rob Farmer
You need swinging arm (two styles to choose from)...

You need swinging arm (two styles to choose from) a drive shaft if you fit the earlier swinging arm as the mono driveshaft wont fit in. A sub frame, a Bevel box and a wheel but you will end up with...
Forum: Airheads Today, 01:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 657
Posted By Rob Farmer
They look shite though :evil

They look shite though :evil
Forum: Airheads Today, 01:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 888
Posted By Rob Farmer
I've got all the parts for a 81 chassis in the...

I've got all the parts for a 81 chassis in the loft, a Moorespeed engine and all the running gear in the garage just need to get my shit together to do something with it all. The problem is I keep...
Forum: Airheads Today, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 83,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
It helps having Europe on the doorstep.

It helps having Europe on the doorstep.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 83,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
There you go! I know from the fuel checks we did...

There you go! I know from the fuel checks we did on some of our trips that my mates 1100s was more economical on fuel than my 1100/1150 gs's the fairing was also surprisingly good at keeping the rain...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 83,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
5.8 gallon (US) with a gallon of that being...

5.8 gallon (US) with a gallon of that being reserve when the fuel light came on.
http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/specpages/R1100S.htm
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 83,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
The 1100s wasn't my bike. Just asked my mate. The...

The 1100s wasn't my bike. Just asked my mate. The 180 to a tank was right. Obviously lower when thrashing but nowhere as low as 16. Even my jaguar won't go that low.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 83,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
80 miles to a tankful would equate to 16 mpg...

80 miles to a tankful would equate to 16 mpg you'd be hard pushed to get that even riding flat out

My mate used to fill up at 180 miles whenever we went away we'd be sitting at 80-90mph with...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 83,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
Thanks for clearing that one up. I'd never heard...

Thanks for clearing that one up. I'd never heard of them stripping spines but I remember a few of the early 1150s had an issue with 5th and 6th gear being selected together exploding the gearboxes....
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 83,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
New one on me but then Ive only had four and put...

New one on me but then Ive only had four and put in 200k on them :D

Is this another us only paranoia that seems to originate from the gearbox rebuilders?
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 83,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
Spline issue? Never heard of that one. What is...

Spline issue? Never heard of that one. What is it?

Every oilhead I've had and friends have had have all needed the paralever pivot bearings replacing within the first 10k if you swap them yourself...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:13 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 83,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
Not at all. The 1100s is a hell of a bike. Bm did...

Not at all. The 1100s is a hell of a bike. Bm did a high bar conversion for them but you can just move the standard low bars above the yoke and fit the screen.
My mate fitted it to his turning his...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 83,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
It's victorian English and was originally used...

It's victorian English and was originally used for daring water from boilers. They'll catchup at some point I suppose. Well just have to humour them until they do...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 651
Posted By Rob Farmer
Pull the float bowl and look for ghostly water...

Pull the float bowl and look for ghostly water bubbles in there. They are prone to getting water in the tank if the seals worn. I drain my tanks once a year.
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 83,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
Richards advice to me was to buy used later...

Richards advice to me was to buy used later rocker arms rather than buying new. New later ones are probably made in China with with less quality checks in place.
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,207
Posted By Rob Farmer
Whaat!! No SS telling them they're doing it wrong...

Whaat!! No SS telling them they're doing it wrong :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 27,255
Posted By Rob Farmer
Old pic of me and the Mrs on the worst bike I've...

Old pic of me and the Mrs on the worst bike I've ever owned. Alternator collapsed while we were in France, loads of Gremlins with the bike, no space for two up riding, unbelievably bland machine and...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,221
Posted By Rob Farmer
Jeez! That's barely a challenge. Nothing an oily...

Jeez! That's barely a challenge. Nothing an oily rag wouldn't sort out. You should see the state of bikes we have to deal with.
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 83,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
:eek1 She's gonna blow captain!!! If...

:eek1


She's gonna blow captain!!!

If you can't see the difference Henry maybe you shouldn't be riding :lol3
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 92,786
Posted By Rob Farmer
http://deafpigeon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08...

http://deafpigeon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/norton-domiracer-2.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By Rob Farmer
They look like they're made from resin. I have...

They look like they're made from resin. I have Vespa and a guzzi Falcone models.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,333
Posted By Rob Farmer
The problem we have is the vast majority of bikes...

The problem we have is the vast majority of bikes are over restored and fetching ridiculous amounts of money. For those of us who want usable bikes for sensible money there isn't much about.

I...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,333
Posted By Rob Farmer
:y0! Me Too! I'm not looking to...

:y0!

Me Too!


I'm not looking to profiteer but do want a bike for myself.

If you are looking for a turn a profit then I'll quite gladly help out.
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 83,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
That's not pretty. This is pretty ...

That's not pretty. This is pretty

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/Para%20Project/MooreSpeedValves.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 92,786
Posted By Rob Farmer
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/Norton_Factory_Plaque_-_geograph.org.uk_-_386074.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Rob Farmer
Yellow lights used to be a requirement in France...

Yellow lights used to be a requirement in France but this stopped in 1993

If we travelled to France from the UK it was "The thing" with some folk to paint the headlamps yellow. In France they had...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 92,786
Posted By Rob Farmer
+ 1 These are the roads they were built for ...

+ 1

These are the roads they were built for

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/100RS/P1010486.jpg

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/commando4.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,333
Posted By Rob Farmer
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5337/9105677877_b2d...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5337/9105677877_b2d58d73d6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/eSCYNa)Fly Low (https://flic.kr/p/eSCYNa) by Stay True Prod. (https://www.flickr.com/people/49497217@N04/), on Flickr
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,676
Posted By Rob Farmer
Great pictures Charles. Long range fuel auxiliary...

Great pictures Charles. Long range fuel auxiliary fuel tank on there as well.

were trying to persuade Glynn Roberts to post some of his 80's airhead travelling shots.

He's got some good ones on...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,214
Posted By Rob Farmer
Kev went for a Pretech...

Kev went for a Pretech http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=574752&highlight=pretech

Thats the way I'll be going for my Project bike http://www.pretech.co.uk/
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7,179
Views: 1,441,304
Posted By Rob Farmer
11 ridge Gaitors!! You can't possibly have...

11 ridge Gaitors!! You can't possibly have survived this long riding a bike with 11 ridge gaitors on those Aussie roads.
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 83,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
Ok. See what you mean now :thumb

Ok. See what you mean now :thumb
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